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Released today: Get inside the minds of UHNWI, those with assets over $30M including their property investments. The Wealth Report identifies seven hotspots around the world that present exciting opportunities for private property investors in 2017 and beyond See how UHNWI view the uncertainty in the world and how they manage their risk. Imagine the […]

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The demand for housing loans has surged in Sydney and Melbourne.  But what could have been the driving components in this growth phase? Data provided by Corelogic and the ABS point out that low interest rates plus high levels of availability of mortgage finance and other factors such as localised economic performance, population growth and […]

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Overview The Australian National Accounts, to be released on Wednesday March 1, will provide an estimate of economic activity for the December quarter. In the September quarter, the Australian economy stumbled, contracting by 0.5%. Annual real GDP growth slowed from an above trend 3.1% to 1.8%. Key negatives were: uncertainty around the July Federal election; […]

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How are Australia’s states and territories performing? Each quarter CommSec attempts to find out by analysing eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; business investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements. Just as the Reserve Bank uses long-term averages to determine the level of ‘normal’ interest rates; we have done […]

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  Overview The 1st half of 2016 has been quite colourful, both at a national and international level. Many national events – whether it is at Federal or State Government level – have resulted in a somewhat “confused” state as to which direction the property market is heading into. Whilst it was generally agreed that […]

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  Commodity bust, life style metal boom? By Rosemary Johnston February 14, 2017 The bottom of the economic cycle for commodity prices in Australia has been experienced according to various Government announcements.  Queensland and WA bore the brunt of the downturn. In December iron ore and coal exports were higher than expected.  The Office of […]

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Six Drivers for International Property Investment in Australia.  How Can Your Investment Strategy Benefit? Chinese investment in international property is driving huge outflows of capital from China.  In 2025 it is estimated that AUD$220B will be invested internationally.  Juwei.com report the US is the number one destination for Chinese property investment, and that Australia is […]

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How hard do you want your money to work for you? Most us take a while to earn enough money, or have enough equity growth in our home to invest in property.   As a result we expect our funds to work hard.  We want our investment property to increase in value faster than inflation and […]

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 “But the issues facing Australia’s two biggest cities are important. Because if too many homes are built in those cities and soaring home prices cause retail spending to be trimmed, then the economies will suffer and the downturn will have knock-on effects across Australia.” BIG ISSUES OF 2017 US President Donald Trump Inflation at an […]

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This unique report takes current indicators of economic growth to compare the economies of each state and territory in Australia.  It compares it to the decade average.  This is relevant because if Victoria has strong population growth is that trending up, down or side ways compared to the last ten years.  This gives us indicators […]

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